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Chinkapin Oak , Chestnut Oak, Yellow Chestnut Oak, Rock Chestnut Oak, Rock Oak, Yellow Oak, Chinquapin Oak
Quercus muehlenbergii

Fagaceae (white oak group)

Chinkapin Oak is an attractive medium to large shade tree suitable for use in much of Texas. Its distinctive saw-tooth leaves, which resemble those of the chinquapin tree found in the eastern U.S., are a rich green, turning yellow to bronze in fall. It grows in the wild on well-drained bottomland soils and limestone hills near water, but it is adaptable to a range of soils and exposures. Seldom troubled by diseases or pests, it is moderate to fast-growing and develops an open rounded crown as it ages.

Plant Habit or Use: medium tree large tree

Exposure: sun

Flower Color: green, males in catkins 3-4 in. long

Blooming Period: spring

Fruit Characteristics: acorn, dark brown

Height: 50 to 90 ft.

Width: 20 to 40 ft.

Plant Character: deciduous

Heat Tolerance: very high

Water Requirements: medium low

Soil Requirements: alkaline adaptable

USDA Hardiness Zone: 5

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